On March 2, I was pleased to celebrate the “Book Birthday” of my latest picture book, Raindrops to Rainbow, published by Penguin Workshop. This gentle, rhyming picture book shows how color can be found all around us, whether there are raindrops falling or a rainbow high above. Bright, adorable illustrations by Charlene Chua provide the perfect complement to the text. (I love the Corgi!)

We celebrated this “Book Birthday” with an online Storytime reading hosted by the Hockessin Book Shelf. It was a real treat to share Raindrops to Rainbow, One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me, and poems from Beach Fun: Poems of Surf and Sand and Daddy Poems with kids of all ages. Through the power of Zoom, friends and relatives from afar joined in the fun. If you couldn’t participate on March 2, you can access the video through the Hockessin Book Shelf’s Facebook page.

The celebration continues with a Zoom visit with students at Cooke Elementary School on March 18, and I have future Zoom visits planned with students at Maclary Elementary School and Gallaher Elementary School. I truly enjoy sharing my work and my love of writing with young people, and I hope to schedule more Zoom visits with schools and/or day care centers.

March also marks my birthday month, but at this point in my life, I’m much more excited about “Book Birthdays” than my own! Copies of Raindrops to Rainbow are available locally at the Hockessin Bookshelf, The Palette & the Page, and online from Penguin.

I enjoyed launching Raindrops to Rainbow with a Storytime reading sponsored by the Hockessin Book Shelf.

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